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CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm EST
this year. as my colleague from nevada also pointed out, we have a very broken immigration system. there's almost uniform agreement across the aisle about that fact. there's been a failure to bring a meaningful piece of immigration reform legislation to the floor of the house of representatives. despite the overwhelming demand for action by the american people. now, we all agree, as the c.b.c. indicated earlier this year, in february, when we took to the floor to talk about the need to address the issue of the broken immigration system, that something needs to be done. and there really are only three possible options. one, we've got mass deportation of the 11 million undocumented individuals who are in this country. that's option number one. option number two is the status quo. just leave the broken immigration system in place. option number three is meaningful, comprehensive immigration reform with a tough but fair pathway toward citizenship. mass deportation is impractical. the status quo is unacceptable. comprehensive immigration reform is the right thing to do for this country, for t
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
a staffer with a strong immigration reform resume. can the speaker navigate the narrow path to comprehensive reform? we will discuss when victoria soto joins else next on "now." (announcer) at scottrade, our clients trade and invest exactly how they want. with scottrade's online banking, i get one view of my bank and brokerage accounts with one login... to easily move my money when i need to. plus, when i call my local scottrade office, i can talk to someone who knows how i trade. because i don't trade like everybody. i trade like me. i'm with scottrade. (announcer) scottrade-proud to be ranked "best overall client experience." the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back pain... and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy. ♪ all white meat chicken was made to be blanketed in golden breadcrumbs. with whipped mashed potatoes, topped with a thick homemade gravy. so she makes her country fried chicken to be eaten together. so they savor every last bite. marie callender's. >>> the fight for immigration reform con
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am EST
under obamacare. likewise on the immigration context of a case-by-case prosecutorial discretion is one thing but if they get policy that will apply to 1.8 million people, that is quite something different. this is a scale of decision-making that isn't in the traditional conception of the prosecutorial discretion. >> the president has taken it a step further and has actually given legal documents to the people in that circumstance well beyond simply deciding not to leave them there and not prosecute them but actually enable the violation by giving them documents to help them avoid the problems from the country that they are not present. >> [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] the chair now recognizes the ranking member. >> [inaudible] with the witness to his left and i would like to ask if he could pick up that line of discussion. we are pleased that you are here because there has been so much excitement or excited rhetoric about where president an the prd his administration are going. i've never heard of this level of hypothesizing where this is all going to take us and i think it is co
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am EST
who said enforcement is therefore nonenforcement priorities of judge, immigration and other law. is it not related to the alleged violation of the constitution by the president sitting immigration enforcement priorities outlined earlier to. >> thank you congressman. the judge who was one of the most respected and conservative judges on the federal bench, but he said here is absolutely correct and the principles that he's enunciating are precisely why according to face with the issue is undoubtedly to uphold as perfectly compatible with the president's discretion and the program that my co- panelists here is a gross violation of his duty. it's an important decision about a year and a half ago, the five to three majority including justice kennedy who wrote the opinion behind the teacher of the removal system on the immigration area by the immigration officials. the initial matter he must decide whether it makes sense to pursue the removal out on the beat cobol and they went on to say that the president of the immigration law that forces the media concern and another as workers try
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
of the administration's decision to delay the employer mandate in health care law and various decisions on immigration and drug law. virginia republican bob goodlatte chairs the committee. we will have live coverage when they start. just a couple of news items on the industry should secretary of state, john kerry is in brussels. he's joining the diplomats around the world in hopes of persuading afghan manners to let troops remain in afghanistan beyond 2014, hamid karzai had signing the status of forces agreement. in washington, "the associated press" that the consumer finance watchdog is expanding its oversight of sallie mae and other companies. a rule issued today by the consumer financial protection bureau extends that agencies supervision to non-companies that have lenders. the cfp be overseas banks and service student loans, but most of the end from the white house, president obama will focus on the benefits of the health care law he will be flying by the white house says have benefited from the overhaul. he will remind american fork discrimination against those with preexisting conditions. we'll
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
- legal limbo. he passed the bar exam. should this undocumented immigrant be allowed to practice law. we talk to him live. >>> plus, a man with alzheimer's and a stand your ground killing. cz >>> imagine going to law school, taking the bar examine, passing with flying colours and being denied the ability to practice law. that happened to cesar vargas, an honour studio in new york and interned with a state supreme court judge, but he can't practice law because he's an undocumented immigrant brought to the country illegally at the age of 5. cesar vargas is the executive director of the dream bar associate. he joins us to tell us his story. why can't you practice law? >> simply new york committee decided i had the character, an evaluation that every law student and graduate has. unfortunate for them, because of my immigration status they couldn't make a decision. for them it was completely new, this issue. they punt it to the highest court to really deal with the issue. for them my immigration status was something they couldn't sign off, despite the fact that they found my character, as the
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
their hands and to fix our broken immigration system. mr. speaker, last summer republicans and democrats in the senate came together and passed comprehensive immigration reform with a strong bipartisan vote, a vote of 68 to 32. 68-32. that's like a superduper majority. in fact, one poll last month showed that 63% of americans, 2/3 of americans, support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. business leaders, chambers of commerce, labor unions, faith groups, immigrant families, law enforcement officials, and americans of every race, creed, color, and ethnicity all across our country applauded our senators for reaching across the aisle. for many it really gave hope and belief in our government that we are still capable of putting aside political posturing and to build consensus around the difficult issues that face our country. but today as i speak americans are asking, what happened? they are confused as to why the house of representatives can't do the same thing that the senate did and pass immigration reform. they are even more confused as to why the house can't even dignify
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
the president's actions do not enforce deportation against a certain classes of immigrants. you know, instead of complaining about that, this committee could hold a markup and report of a comprehensive immigration reform bill, send it to the for -- >> mr. lazarus, you are -- not you but the question is too inept minutes over. so you can do this by giving us advice of what our legislative agenda should lock like an answer the question, i would be grateful to you. >> that is an answer. i think on this has a lot of power and it should use it. >> and i assume that the failure to exercise is also an exercise of power. the failure to act. mr. cannon, would you like to briefly -- >> maybe mr. lazarus knows better than i do how many bombs the president has dropped before that becomes more. i don't know the actual number. but i think what mr. king was getting at is, there is one last thing to which the people can resort to the government does not respect the restraints the constitution places on the cover. abraham lincoln talks about our right to alter our government or our revolution right to overthr
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
immigrants. they stopped enforcement of drug laws, i know that because i'm a prosecutor and i saw it. he stopped the enforcement of mandatory sentencing and parts of obamacare. the benghazi issue. the irs issue. how many more things you think have to occur, thinking that a prosecutor, one of those is not enough evidence. two of those, in and of themselves, is not enough evidence. the violations that i see and have just listed, i think, is enough evidence to ask questions . where do you draw the lines and what i have recited as enough evidence to start asking questions about the president >> first ofs power? all, congressman, i cannot address all of the -- all of the -- the things that you have raised. many of those things, let's be honest about it, are honest disagreements about policy or how to interpret the law. but your interpretation of the law is -- you are saying that you do not agree with how i interpret the law and you say i am wrong. sentence,sh my raising the specter of some kind of grotesque residential authority,f unwanted it is not based on fact. mr. cantor believed that his
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
of our happiness but of the many families that can be torn apart by our broken immigration system. mr. doggett: we gave thought to those who were gathered at that very moment here on the national mall going without food, fasting for justice and they've been doing that now for weeks. thanksgiving is about the first immigrants in this land, in this land of opportunity, but today we find too many of our neighbors are denied opportunity because of their immigration status. they can't board a plane, they can't come out of the shadows. they don't know when they go to work in the morning if they'll find their family members there at night. this is not right and the time to fix that is right now. the only thing preventing a bipartisan response to the immigration problems we have in this country is the unwillingness of the speaker to permit a bipartisan vote on reform legislation. and to those who are not moved by their heart, they should be moved by their pocketbook, because the economic potential of permitting these individuals , 2/3 of which in mexican families in texas without documents ha
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
for the nearly 6,000 syrians with approved immigrant petitions to the united states. as hundreds of millions around the world prepare to celebrate the most joyful day of the christian calendar, the international community must intensify its efforts to end this terrible war and also to protect syria's christians and to ensure the continued vitality of this 2,000-year-old community. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. speaker, the innovativeness of american enterprise flies off the radar. according to amazon c.e.o., the company is fixing to deliver packages to its customers via drones. it's called amazon prime air. that's right. in just a few years, he says people will be able to order something online and have it in their hands within 30 minutes by the use of drones. sounds like something out of the "jetsons" doesn't it? soon there will be a drone to replace the mail carrier. according to amazon, these packages will deliver up to five pounds. mr. speaker, thousands of americans use amaz
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am PST
. more than half of americans also don't like the way he is handling foreign policy. immigration and the economy. the data now raising concerns over what can still be accomplished in his next few years as president. joining us now is our political panel angela mcgrewen, fox knew political analyst, and ronow molono. the president used to enjoy euphoric ratings. now his approval rating is abysmal on all kinds of issues. so ways happening overall? why is this happening? what kind of take do you look at this -- what prism do you look at this through, angela? >> the bottom line is this. are you better off today than you were four years ago? most americans that elected this president yet again, now they're having buyers remorse, because most americans are not better off. if you look at the unemployment rate at 7% but for the black community, last check, it was 13%. the hispanic community has not lowered that much and for women and young adults, if you have a college degree, kelly, most people don't have a job today, so people are looking at this situation and though the president is a
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
want to see a gop president again, they must sign on to immigration reform. good news for amnesty advocate. speaker boehner hiring a high-profile adviser that is well known for helping senator john mccain passed amnesty and speaker boehner telling several business individuals that he will start holding immigration votes after the deadline for the 2014 midterm. so maybe we have a sense of what we can expect. you don't have to tell the chamber of commerce that the speaker is working to enact immigration reform. donohue issued everyone that speaker boehner would do exactly that. we will find out. we are back with monica, matt, and david. let's begin with you. we are calling for a recall. >> sooner or later you face your reality and you don't see upward mobility. whatever it is, if you see no future, you don't want to stay home forever home forever and be vacated as a bartender while your parents paid 80,000 foreign education. that is the reality that the me millennial space. and no matter what people want to call obama or his policies if you don't see upward mobility, you can't have
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:30pm EST
positive. immigration. it is a positive moment for you -- i think. it is a positive moment for you. >> that is a pretty short list. >> this was really positive. you talk about being positive on something like immigration reform. i am not saying that pathway to citizenship or pathway to legalization, but you just talked about the need for our party to be compassionate. we needed to be compassionate and you got absolutely killed for saying that. i will even go a step further. mitt romney decided that he needed to lurch his four-one extremist and it ended up killing us. how do we win that hardware, not only at the governor's mansion but also in debate like that? how do we as a party do more of a positive message? >> i think you are right, joe and mary will agree with this as well. historically, republicans have talked with their mind. we like to dump all the statistics out there. we are the number one state for job creation or the number one this for that. we pitch all of these cold and sterile facts out. what maybe a better way to message this is that being the number one job creatin
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
a little bit to another economic policy imperative for the president, immigration reform. i've been wondering, are we going to be able to get immigration reform through the next term? actually, our loan luke russert asked john boehner just that. let's take a look. >> i've been committed to it. i'm stil committed to it. >> are you confident it will be done in 2014? >> i've learned not to make a lot of predictions. >> luke russert on the case. one of the things that gives me some hope is john boehner's hired a new policy adviser. normally you'd say, oh, he hired a new adviser, who cares? this person seems to matter in this conversation. rebecca talent comes from the bipartisan policy center's immigration task force. she was john mccain's chief of staff. she's worked on the hill in terms of immigration reform for a long time. she knows d.c.. she's a smart and sober voice, which signals to me that maybe john boehner is getting a little bit more serious about immigration reform than he's been in the past. >> yeah, i mean, i kind of feel like john boehner has been fairly serious about it
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
from food to raise awareness of the need for a bipartisan remedy for our broken immigration -- immigration system. support for the fasters is growing. like many in the united states -- in the u.s. they want to find a solution for immigrant families living in this great country that they call home. we can all agree it's time to modernize our immigration laws. fixing what is broken will not be an easy task but it will bring benefits to our nation which can be strengthened and reinvigorated by those hardworking individuals. i encourage my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to reach across one another, begin a conversation and resolve this issue. we can work together to secure our bordered and honor the rule of law while addressing the problems in our immigration system with solutions that reflect our american principles. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
challenges whether fiscal, immigration, fixing the health care bill. whatever it is, american people want answers, solutions. you can play the party game, political fight, it ends up blowing up in your face. republicans if you look head to head suffer more of the criticism. that's just the fact and reality. >> the president has done divisive politics and deflection and some in your party have done race-baiting. you are right, chris, they want solutions. they don't want politics, they want policy. people are tired of living paycheck to paycheck losing their homes. some people can't get a job. >> how do we get there, angela? what do you do in washington? >> if you continue to have partisanship, you're going to have a lame duck president. i believe midterm elections, gop has a grand opportunity to reach out to those pop that have suffered the most. they can take over the house and senate if they do grassroots advocacy, if the tea party and party establishment would join as one we have a grand opportunity. >> chris, last word. >> a lot of this is going to fall on republicans come midterms, wh
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
a longer budget, even if a tiny budge so they can get back to talking about immigration. immigration advocates want a budget deal so maybe they can move on from talking about immigration reform or talking about the farm bill, which is hugely important. we haven't really heard a lot about it. >> to your point, an interesting number, in paul ryan's original budget which everyone decried as incredibly conservative budget, the expected spending in 2014 was 1.09 trillion. we will end up with about $1 trillion if wets a deal, less than the original paul ryan budget. the debate has clearly been shifted. paul ryan had different assets delivering more to defense, nondiscretionary but clearly in a place where what we value as increased spending is relative to where we were incredibly low. >> robert, the president has been on a messaging campaign about fairness. his i thought great to osawatomie. >> potato potato. >> also an extension of the knox college speech in 2007. >> these are the themes, i think, of his presidency. also going into the second half of the second term and they couldn't come
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am EST
2014 budget, the farm ill, and immigration reform. reaching across the aisle has become more and more difficult, and this seems like a mountain too tall to climb. this morning, i have the honor of introducing two national leaders who can hopefully help shed some light on how our legislative colleagues in washington, d.c. and the white house might be able to come together and find solutions to our nation's critical problems. let me begin with governor huntsman. he began his public service as a staff assistant to ronald eagan. he has since served four u.s. presidents in critical roles, including u.s. ambassador to singapore, deputy assistant secretary of commerce for asia, u.s. trade ambassador and most recently, u.s. ambassador to china. twice elected as utah's governor, he brought about strong economic reforms, tripled the state's rainy day fund, and helped bring unemployment rates to historic lows. in his tenure, utah was named the best state in america and the best state in which to do business. he serves as co-chair of no labels with u.s. senator joe masden. it's working to bring a
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
or rejected including but not limited to comprehensive immigration reform which passed the senate over five months ago ending employment discrimination, which more than two-thirds of the country supports and a farm bill which the house gop used to slash food assistance by $40 billion and therefore assured its demise. so far the likelihood of a budget deal is anybody's guess as house budget chair paul ryan told "politico," we're talking but it's premature to say anything now. if the parties fail to reach a deal. or more likely if house republicans reject a deal, the government will again shut down on january 15th. and less than a month later on february 7th, the economic bomb that is the debt ceiling is set to go off. i can't believe i have to say both of those things again. with all of this hanging over his head speaker john boehner channeled his newman, what me, worry? approach to congressional deadlines. speaking before the break boehner seems completely nonplussed he provides over the least productive congress since world war ii. >> listen, we have a very divided country and a very divid
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
with immigration and other things. and it's about an impression the white house has given that it's keeping this uncle at arm's length. but white house aides now say they weren't doing that. he's a 69-year-old man who works at a liquor store near boston and is now kuth up in the president's political migraine. the man's name called omar, the president's uncle. the boston globe previously cited the white house as saying the president and his uncle had never met. but the white house press secretary now says this -- >> the president said that he, in fact, had met omar obama when he moved to cambridge for law school and he stayed with him for a brief period of time until his -- the president's apartment was ready. >> reporter: in recent days the uncle said barack obama stayed with him for three weeks in the 1980s. why the differing accounts? >> back when this arose, folks looked at the record including the president's book and there was no evidence that they had met. >> reporter: jay carney says it was when he asked the president in person that the president acknowledged he had stayed with his
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
the other, that is the real sticking point here. you have immigration. adam: the business community wants some sort of immigration bill to get through congress. any chance we would see this happening or would this be continued delay, delay, delay? >> this would be after the congress in january because it is too big. in order for immigration to succeed it will not be an ominous bill like we had with obamacare. we need incremental bills on immigration talk about security pathway to citizenship, taxation and those type of things in order for immigration bill to go forward. which comes first, the chicken or the egg? a pathway to citizenship. these are the things that have to be ironed out in the open. it also has to be incremental. it cannot be the obamacare 3000 page bill nobody reads. lori: the one risk factor every stock strategist and economist point to are the physical fights, the budget fights we continue to do month after month as the main risk for the market. a promising jobs report for november following the month in october. the market is on a tear, the biggest risk factor for the m
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
new report, president obama stacking his immigration enforcement office with proopen borders amnesty attorneys. are illegal immigrants getting a free pass thanks to the government? >> he was born a muslim. he read the bible and it changed his life forever. it cost him, his family and his freedom but he said it is worth it. that man's journey to christianity is coming up. ick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now. philips sonicare. what does that first spoonful taste likok. honey bunches of oats. ching! mmmm! mmmm! mmmm! wow! it's the oats. honey. yeah. honey bunches of oats. this is a great cereal. >>> let's hear, the deck is being stacked at the department of homeland security. a shocking media report, details the recent mass hiring of immigration lawyers. nearly all pro-amnesty. so even if the obama administration can't officially change immigration policy, these lawyers can help illegal immigrants stay in the country regardless of the law. joining us now is the author of that report, former d. o.j
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
beast. his parents were immigrants to the united states from south africa. also with us, cnn political commentator, the republican strategist, ana navarro. peter, i will start with you. you wrote a very compelling article. i will put a line up on the screen because i want you to explain to our viewers what you meant. as with dr. martin luther king, it is this subversive aspect of mandela's legacy that is most in danger of being erased as he enters america's pantheon of sanitized moral icons but it is precisely the aspect that americans most badly need. tell us what's being left out of mandela's story today. >> for most of his life as an activist against apartheid, the united states government was supportive of south africa's apartheid regime because they were our allies in the cold war. we have been taught since the cold war by politicians that have said it again and again that the cold war was simply a struggle for freedom in which we were on the side of the angels and the soviet union was on the side ofevil. the soviet union was an evil regime but there is another story of the cold w
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am EST
mccain's top aides on immigration. she is now going to be part of the office and advising him on immigration. do you think that is a positive sign? guest: a positive sign. we have more than 11 million undocumented individuals who live in this country who should be part of the mainstream to the extent we can create a pathway to citizenship, that is tough is tough butthat fair, that make sure people can pursue gainful employment and make sure no one has a serious criminal record. you have 11 million undocumented immigrants. you can engage in mass deportation. the status quote is unacceptable. or you can pursue copperheads of immigration reform. that is the course that is most effective. host: do you agree with the president? is the course that is most appropriate. >> do you agree with the president when he says that the only way to get it done is by step-by-step? the day, ind of think it is important for a bill to be brought to the floor of the house of representatives and frost to find something that can be passed at conference committee. for talking with us. the houses in earl
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 12:00am PST
are different pots on the same stove. that's what has changed. immigrants used to come here. my great grand parents would come here and make sure their kids learned evening lish. that was important. they came to this country and they wanted every generation to be more successful jie. and they didn't want to bring the filthy language they knew. >> thank you. >> and there is a fine line between preserving your culture and heritage. my great grandparents italy ant want to speak italian. they shut off the lights on their italian family members and they would say we are not home because they didn't speak english. >> chef boy-ardie is outside. >> they were racist against their own kind. >> you also want to do what is best for you and your family to get along in the new culture. it is something you are fighting fighting and america will have to fight. >> it is not just the school district, but it is people doing the battle going on in people's houses. >> absolutely. >> young and old. >> but like you said, you are now -- what used to be the norm, you are a bigot if you suggest that is a good idea.
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
and when he signed it into law and throughat up immigration and stuff like that. give the american people a voice. the house judiciary committee held a hearing recovered -- we about the president and executive power, republicans siding that he change the health power andy executive that he has done the same on other issues. that,'re interested in you can go to our website c- span.org and you can see it there. we covered that hearing yesterday. that policyying differences don't constitute a constitutional crisis. that was their opinion of yesterday's hearing. in ohio.to ed republican. caller: good morning. of course people should be fired. from the head of the fish to the bottom. there is a pattern in this whole administration. it is nonstop. denial, denial, deny -- they are --yal to ridiculously that would be the last person he would fire. people keep forgetting all of these little things they slipped in. he is very bright. he came in as a community organizer, he will go out as one. he just changed the role again. we will postpone it until after the midterms. corporations do not have to f
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
undocumented immigrants than any president previous president in the history of the united states. so there are some things that the president has done to really annoy the latino voter. now, i have to add and caution people who might say this ii a great chance now for the republicans. the way the republicans can torpedo this chance among hispanic social security to keep a point of view when it comes to immigration reform. i think if republicans are smart now, they will seize this obvious decline in popularity, this reflex approval of the president among latinos and say, as bill o'reilly has said, as sean hannity has said, let's be more open minded and more modern and let's be more reform oriented when it comes to immigration. we can get this vital voting block on our corner. >> who is doing that right now? >> who on the republican side? >> who in your mind? >> there are some voices. mostly comment tears. i have to say, rather than elected officials. you hear people like cantor, for instance, these are guys -- paul ryan, these are guys that could very easily influence the gop away from
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am PST
the congress does last until 2014. there is still a possibility of immigration reform. but right now, december 2013, tamron, this congress doesn't have anything to show for it other than resolving a government shutdown that lasted 16 days to be able to extend the nation's borrowing limit to just a couple of months. outside of that it doesn't have much to show for it. all of the work getting done, this congress really hasn't been able to tie its shoe laces. >> looking forward to the next year, it seems it's dreadful in that we're not seeing a change in tone of particularly from republicans on some of the things that many people thought we would see, particularly immigration reform. >> that's right, tamron, the one thing we'll look for is that change is possible. the tone that you have right now can be very different two months later. there are all of these events and circumstances that can change things. there are people hoping as bad as 2013 has been for all of the political players, 2014 is a better year. >> let's hope so. thank you very much. we appreciate it, mark. >> now to colorado where
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
on an immigration issue, you do it at your own peril. i can tell you senator leahy does a lot of things that are below the radar screen that make a big difference in the lives of a lot of people who would otherwise fall through the cracks. he is not a show horse. he is a workhorse. pat leahy has been a longtime leader in the international campaign against land mines. in fact, in 1992, he offered the first bill of any government anywhere to be in the export of these very horrible weapons. in fact, he spearheaded the effort in congress to aid victims of landmines by creating a special fund known as the leahy war victims fund and that fund has now, an annual basis provides about $12 million of aid to victims of these horrible bombs. in 1897, senator leahy sponsored historic legislation appropriately known as the leahy law, which prohibits the u.s. department of state department of state and department of defense from providing military aid to foreign military and police forces and engage them byerly human rights. and he never stopped bleeding on an issue central to our mission at human rig
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm PST
ranging from the economy through immigration. perhaps the real question here is show the maker's be searching for aliens are focusing on the issues right here on planet earth. and wanna update you on the breaking news that we've been falling former south african president nelson mandela just passed away a short time ago he was at ninety five years old. mandela has been viewed as a hero to people all around the world and was the biggest leader against apartheid. his health has been failing consistently over the past few months due to a recurring lung infection in his last in the hostel in september but was discharged and allowed to return home he was a nobel peace prize moderate and one of south africa's most beloved presidents of all time. our hearts go out to his family has made it for now from one story to cover go to youtube dot com slash rt america check our website for the latest on the nelson mandela story and follow me on twitter at meg and underscore lopez aussie about kerry. you see the world reading for globally minded people. hunters and underwriters local contact us
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> president obama's uncle has won permission to stay in the u.s. an immigration judge ruled tuesday that onyango obama can become a permanent legal resident. the 69-year-old was born in kenya but has lived in the u.s. since 1963. he ignored a deportation order in 1962. obama is half brother to the president's late father. >>> a california couple said the late actor paul walker anonymously bought them an engagement ring. christa and kyle were shopping for an engagement ring in a jewelry store. kyle was in between tours of duty in iraq. he struck up a conversation with unknowingly paul walker. a saleswoman from the store called them back. >> one of the ladies came out holding bag and just simply said, here's your ring. and i -- i think both of our mouths dropped. >> the ring was $9,000. the couple asked who purchased it, but the saleswoman wouldn't say. on monday their suspicion that walker bought the ring was confirmed when the owner of the jewelry store came forward. walker died in a single-car crash in southern california last weekend. >>> an ornate dress worn by princess diana sol
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
more than one in ten students drop out. born to poor immigrant parents in the west african nation of cape verde, dipina knows well the barriers to a child's success. >> i used my-- as a motivation. today as an education-- educator i tell my students don't use your personal issues as an impediment, to come to school. sues it as a motivation. because it will pay off. >> reporter: he says the words in life of one of africa's greatest elders will long inspire. >> and this is the person i was talking about, nelson mandela. he paved the way for others. and i think that cycle should only continue, if you want to have a better world. >> reporter: many will remember how nelson mandela changed the world, including one kid in the bleachers who was moved to try to do the same one classroom at a time. >> there is no easy walk to freedom anywhere. >> reporter: jim axelrod, cbs news, boston. >> pelley: in a moment, bill clinton's very personal remembrance of nelson mandela. mandela. o cold liast thds. asthma doesn't affect my job... you missed the meeting again last week! it doesn't affect my fa
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
model in a school where more than one in ten students drop out. born to poor immigrant parents in the west african nation of cape verde, depina knows well barriers to a child's success. >> i use my hardships as a motivation. today as an educator, i tell my students, well, don't use your personal issues as an impediment for not coming to school and not succeeding in school. as a matter of fact, use that as a motivation because later on it will pay off. >> reporter: depina says the words in life of one of africa's greatest elders will long inspire. >> and this is the person i was talking about, nelson mandela. he has paved the way for others, and i think that cycle should only continue if you want to have a better world. >> reporter: many will remember how nelson mandela changed the world, including one kid in the bleachers who was moved to try to do the same one classroom at a time. >> there's no easy walk to freedom anywhere. >> reporter: jim axelrod, cbs news, boston. >>> coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," special coverage on the death of nelson mandela. we
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
the case and i hope immigration reform is something that should happen. what can the leaders learn as they tackle the issues and being the leader? >> exact low. i'm not an expert in immigration, but i know this. no nation has prospered by cutting off immigration. no situation where that happens. how they get here legally is a matter of debate, but the fact is you go to silicon valley in california and out of the top five guys, maybe three are immigrants. we do not want to cutoff the brain, but we should welcome people. they say you have something to contribute to our nation? welcome. >> pastor, can i ask you about mental illness? >> sure. >> i was at an event where a woman's son committed suicide. she now goes to schools to talk to teens about these things that kids have a hard time connectioning on or talking about. she brings a dog to break the ice and try to get a conversation going. i look and wondered how she continues. what drives her. i know you had a terribly similar situation. >> yeah. mental illness is the last taboo. nobody wants to talk about it. ten years ago we took t
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 12:00am EST
or monetary policy through the common central date to trade immigration and each division in the soviet republic would have their own police forces then we had to sell it with a peacekeeping force of 60,000 two-thirds of which would be supplied by one-third of the united states. you heard them talk about that. if i remember of the 60 percent of the people were opposed. i say that to make this point. the american people particularly when they think things about well at home. how political leaders often times popular not exactly like the voters still you not to do it it is like a blinking yellow light tell us what our objectives are intel is what it will cost. a and you better me right. if not you own a. that is basically what the polls made cannot make foreign policy decisions decisions, you just cannot do it. 80% of the people were against me helping mexico when we gave them a loan in 1995. in we had just lost congress. people thought i was nuts. thinking of bosnia we don't make the loan to mexico and they hate us and so does latin america and then the next year we have another 1 millio
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
the cooperation between the two areas and you are going to need immigration sooner or later if you want your economy to continue growing and that immigration will come naturally from latin america. that even has a political dividend here so there is a tremendous opportunity for the u.s. in latin america. of course china is very interested in latin america's energy resources, and our water, in our biodiversity and if they want to invest latin america will welcome it. >> thank you. we are almost out of time but for asking one more question couple of housekeeping matters to take care of. first of all i would like to remind you of our upcoming speakers. on december 10 we have the honorable mayor of houston texas. on december 16th 16th dan nickerson chairman and ceo of general motors and on december 19, ricky skaggs grammy award-winning and bluegrass legend. second i would like to present our guest with the traditional national press club coffee mug full fleet to be filled with colombian coffee. [applause] and for the final question you mentioned the good prospects of colombia's national team. th
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
in the united states legally. >> he had ignored the immigration proceedings against him for decades. and after he was arrested on a drunk driving charge in 2011, some of the deportation proceedings started. he was under pressure to be deported, but this week, a judge said it was okay for him to stay in the united states. so, really, it's what he said in court, in the court proceedings this week about president obama staying with him for three weeks. that's kind of why the white house felt to need to come out and clarify this. >> the uncle is going to stay in the united states. obviously, he's lived here for 50 years, but he's finally got legal status. >> he does. legal status, he's going to get a green card. >> do we know if there's a relationship at all between the uncle and the president? do they talk on the phone, have meetings? >> there seems to not be any relationship. jay carney said they fell out of touch and they haven't really spoken. the attorney didn't indicate one way or the other. she didn't really want to go there. there seems to be no contact between the two. >> maybe they'll re
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
trouble with dui or immigration problems or whatever else but there's so many politicians that have had similar relatives with similar issues. >> reporter: a white house official pushed back with the ideas that the white house is not comfortable with those members of his family, pointing out that he wrote extensively about them in his book "dreams from my father." >> what could keep college football fans away from their favorite teams? look at the stands. almost empty. we're going to explain coming up next. farmers presents: fifteen seconds of smart. so you want to drive more safely? stop eating. take deep breaths. avoid bad weather. [ whispers ] get eight hours. ♪ [ shouts over music ] turn it down! and, of course, talk to farmers. hi. hi. ♪ we are farmers bum - pa - dum, bum - bum - bum - bum ♪ >>> well, the ice storm kept college football fans in texas at home. it was 24 degrees at kickoff. school officials even offered free admission to anyone who showed up but, yes, that wasn't even enough. central florida won, by the way, 17-13. lower than normal temperatures, snow and sleet
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm PST
to immigration, to other things that individual musicians care about. >> right. it's certainly not one that mobilized so many people to make such a political change, but i do want to switch gears for a little bit because i would be remiss if i didn't mention the fact that john lennon today, 33 years, people gathered around strawberry field right outside the home of where he was killed. just take a little bit of a listen for a second. ♪ good day sunshine ♪ good day sunshine >> john lennon really pushed for love and peace and very much in the mind and spirit of nelson mandela,as well. one what did the world lose when john lennon was shot? his music continues and even younger generations are catching on, basically. >> what do you think? >> there were a lot of great possibilities if john lennon had stayed alive. we missed whatever he would have been doing for the last 33 years. also, there's a good chance that the beatles would have gotten back together if he'd lived. >> wow! that would have been incredible. anthony decurtis, thank you so much. i could sit here and talk to you for hour
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
on the president to lift immigration from his country and calls for a meeting. mark morgan with the sport highlights ahead. >> welcome back. new concertains for those applying for federal healthcare. health officials are discouraging people from lodging paper applications. consumers need to enrol by december 23rd for coverage to begin in january. tobacco analysts say sales for cigarettes will double, toppling 1.7 billion. they were invented to be safer than tobacco cigarettes. government agencies say they could pose unknown risks. >> electronic cigarettes are popular. it is called vaping. >> it should be a good thing, it's a step in a smarter tobacco. >> it was a smart move for this man. >> i tried patches and guns. these are the only things that worked for me. >> they don't have the tar of cigarettes, but they can deliver nicotine. >> they are catching on. >> intuitively. these are nicotine systems with dozens of other chemicals. the odds that this is harmless, harmless to those taking in second hand vapours is small. >> the los angeles city council passed a law requiring a licence, bann
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
optimism on immigration reform that house republicans have to go back to constituents and say, here's what i was able to achieve in the house of representatives. that's going to be the thing that's going to be pressing and some folks might be wanting for come next year. >> just going back again to the interview with chris and the president. he also asks, chris matthews asks president obama about 2016. we don't have to play it but he played the middle game, complimenting them both heavily. >> it was a very diplomatic response. president obama holds both in high he steam. the political community doesn't expect both of them to run. it's going to be one or the other and right now looks like hillary clinton. >> mark, have a great weekend. thanks for joining us. if you missed chris's interview, it does reair today at 4:00 eastern on msnbc. we'll be right back. [ paper rustles, outdoor sounds ] ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
in haiti with president clinton. as a new citizen, andres is taking on a cause, backing immigration reform that would grant legal status to undocumented workers. >> i think this is a country of faith, and faith tells me that we have to be taking care of those that didn't get the same chances we got. between four and six restaurants. >> reporter: calling himself an entrepreneur and not an activist, he says his success is an example of what immigrants can contribute. >> i know i'm the perfect poster boy. >> reporter: the restaurant industry is on the front lines. the reality is, many hire workers here illegally and buy produce picked by undocumented workers. any risk to your business, that by being so politically involved, you might turn some people off? >> i don't think i have any issue on being active. >> reporter: for his next new restaurant, andres is researching america's earliest colonial recipes and comfort foods to design a new menu. >> what is this to you? >> reporter: it looks like a great old campfire s'more with a very elegant twist. making s'mores with foie gras. >> you're good.
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
immigration reform. that is the course that is most effective. host: do you agree with the president? is the course that is most appropriate. >> do you agree with the president when he says that the only way to get it done is by step-by-step? the day, ind of think it is important for a bill to be brought to the floor of the house of representatives and frost to find something that can be passed at conference committee. for talking with us. the houses in early for session. virginia foxx to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. eternal god, we give you thanks for giving us another day. we pause in your presence and ask guidance for the men and women of the people's house. enable them, o god, to act on what they believe to be right and true and just, and to do so in ways that show respect for those with whom they disagree. send your spirit of peace upon our nation. endow the members of thi
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
is comfortable with this idea that he has relatives that had trouble with dui or immigration problems or whatever else, but there's so many politicians that have had similar relatives with similar issues. >> reporter: a white house official pushed back on the idea that he wasn't comfortable with those members of his family, pointing out that he wrote extensively about them in his book "dreams from my father." >>> first the white house said that the president didn't know his uncle, now we learn that mr. obama not only knew him but he lived with him. the question is, is this a big deal? we're talking about it right now to break it down a historian at princeton and david gergen who joins us from atlanta, he is a cnn senior political analyst and a former white house adviser to four presidents. gentlemen, thank you for being here. david, let's start with you. you know what it's like to work at a white house and deal with media questions especially on sensitive issues, how, however, does a white house put out false information like it did on the president's relationship to an uncle? >> well, let me say
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
of the last six elections. questions about insensitivity to women parallel the same issues like immigration. they feel no incentive to get things done because so few of them are in the district with large hispanic population, but the party overall recognizes that it wants to get this off the table for 2016. the issues with rem women are exactly the same. having said that, mitt romney beat barack obama by 14 points among white women. so democrats are not immune to challenges in that part of the electorate especially as the economy has struggled. ron brownstein, appreciate it. >> a heartfelt good-bye to actor paul walker. fans are gathering to honor him. we'll take you to his special tribute. my name is mike and i quit smoking. chantix... it's a non-nicotine pill. i didn't want nicotine to give up nicotine. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. [ mike ] when i was taking the chantix, it reduced the urge to smoke. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suici
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
immigration reform one of them, the enda bill that came out of there, but it's been a tough slog. you've got a few weeks left in the year, and the notion that this is going to be prioritized, there's going to be this push by bipartisan senators to get tougher sanctions on iran when the white house is explicitly saying no to me, that looks -- i just don't understand. is it the case that senators are going home to their states and people are standing up at town halls saying we need stronger sanctions on iran? why is this such a priority? >> listen, you have 47 million americans who have lost food stamp benefits, who are potentially going hungry this holiday season, you have farms that are going to shut down some time next year without a farm bill being passed. you're exactly right, there are bigger priorities. now, what my friends on both sides of the aisle will say is that, no, wait, we need to do this right now so that if the negotiations fall apart some time next year, we're right there immediately with tough, new sanctions. well, the fact is, we can pass things quicker than a lot of people
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